This 60cm Fish Tank Stand is a perfect addition to your tropical fish tank. It will help you keep your aquarium in good condition and make it easy for you to maintain the tank. The stand comes with a three-stage filtration system and a light hood so that you can keep your fish alive and healthy. The stand has a built-in water pump which circulates water through the filter media and back into the aquarium, keeping it clean and healthy. It also has a built-in heater which keeps the temperature of the water at an optimal level for your fish.

The light hood provides enough light for your aquarium but does not generate too much heat or glare, so as not to disturb your fish when they are resting or eating. The hood also contains an automatic timer which allows you to set up lighting intervals of up to 12 hours per day (except during winter months).

This 60cm fish tank stand is a great addition to any home or office. It’s made of durable steel and has a sleek, modern design that will complement any space. The base is black, while the top is a sleek silver that looks great even when not in use! This fish tank stand is perfect for small aquariums and fish bowls.


  • Plywood: a 4-foot sheet of plywood can be bought at any home improvement store, and measures out to 60cm. We cut the pieces using our circular saw.
  • Tin snips: we used these because they’re faster to use than scissors and hook blades. You can also use scissors, but tin snips are safer if you have kids or pets in the house.
  • Duct tape: we put ours on the bottom of the tank for extra stability so there would be less chance of it tipping over. You could also use a glue gun (not recommended) or staples (recommended).

Tools Needed

To make this project, you’ll need all of the following tools:

  • A Ryobi Circular Saw: This one is my favourite and would be good for almost every beginner. It’s easy to use and quite affordable. If you have a circular saw, I’d recommend using it instead of a hand saw in order to get an accurate cut.
  • A Ryobi Jigsaw: These are great for small detailed cuts and can help you get your wood cut into the right shape before cutting with a circular saw. You may not end up needing it depending on how you decide to cut your wood, but it’s always nice to have just in case!
  • A hammer and some nails (or a nail gun if you have one!)
  • Wood glue: This will ensure that your frame is sturdy and won’t fall apart over time when it gets wet from water splashing around in the tank. The best part about this method is that if anything does happen where something breaks off or comes loose then all you need to do is re-glue that part back together with more glue! This makes it much easier than having everything nailed down permanently which could require taking out an entire section just because something broke off near there…

Designing the fish tank stand

  • The design for the stand is designed to match the tank.
  • The stand is designed to hold the tank, some decorations and a filter/heater.
  • The reason for different layers is to make it easier to maintain.

The stand is designed to be strong enough to support the tank

Cutting the timber to size

  • Draw the cut lines on the timber with a pencil and ruler. The plans state all of the measurements you need to mark, including which parts should be cut from each board (these are called ‘cutting lists’ in some plans).
  • Cut the timber to size. You can use a mitre saw, sliding mitre saw or mitre box saw for this job (see below for details on these options). If you don’t have one of these, a table saw or radial arm saw will do the same job but is less accurate. If you’re using a circular saw, you’ll probably also need to screw two boards together at right angles to act as a guide along which you can push your circular saw to make straight cuts (or buy such guides separately).

Step 1 – The Base

Cut the timber to size.

Mark the timber for the holes and drill holes.

Fasten parts together using glue and screws.

Step 2 – Back panel and side panels

(*Instructions are given in steps 2 and 3, so it is not necessary to have “Step 2” or “Step 3” in the resulting blog section. They can stay as they are, which would make the same content belong to two sections – “Back panel and side panels” and “Starting construction of the top”)

Step 3 – Front Panel + Doors

Using your circular saw, cut the front panel to size. If you need help visualizing the dimensions of your project, a diagram is included in the images above.

Then, cut the doors to size using your circular saw.

Now it’s time to attach the doors to the front panel. You can choose how far this gap should be, so long as both doors are consistent with each other and in relation to the front panel. The gap in my case was 4mm from either edge of each door, with a total gap of 8mm between them (see diagram below). After attaching one door at its hinge points, use that as a guide for marking and attaching the other door so that both are symmetrical in relation to each other along their top edges (the gaps may be different from each other when viewed from above).

Once both doors are attached securely at their hinges, it’s time to attach the front panel to the base by guiding it into place on its two side supports and using screws along both sides.

Step 4 – Internal supports

Cut the timber to size.

Pre-drill and glue the timber together.

Screws should be placed every 100mm or so.

Step 5 – Shelf supports + Internal shelf

  • Shelf supports + Internal shelf

Cut the shelf supports to size, glue and nail into place.

Cut the internal shelf to size and glue and nail into place.

Sand stain and varnish the internal shelf in keeping with your preferred finish.

Step 6 – External Shelf + Doors + Shelf Supports and Top of unit

  • Cut the external shelf to size.
  • Cut any bracing to size and fit them as required.
  • Fit the external shelf, then cut and fit the doors.
  • Cut the shelf supports to size and fit them to suit your layout.
  • Finally, cut the top of unit to size and fit it in place.

60cm Fish Tank Stand

The 60cm Fish Tank Stand is a modern and functional way to display your aquarium. Made from natural wood and featuring a solid, elevated base, this piece is perfect for the family home.


For $100 you can get the plans to build this fish tank stand in your own garage. With minimal woodworking skills, a standard set of tools, and some spare time over a weekend, you’ll be ready to start building this stylish 60cm fish tank stand.


Once you have your 60cm fish tank stand put together, it’s time for fun. You’ve got the substrate and decor in place, and now it’s time to add in your new fishy friends. Before we get too far into this process, let’s take a moment to think about maintenance. To ensure that your tank is always running smoothly, you’ll want to do some weekly maintenance including:

  • Cleaning the filter
  • Doing water tests
  • Feeding the fish

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